To Long for the Endless Immensity of Space

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

In light of yesterday’s positive post about “I can” and shedding limitting beliefs, let me propose that we can go back to the moon, on to Mars, the asteroids, and any other destinations in space that we want to. Yes, it’s hard. Yes, it’s expensive. But also yes, we can be the first species to […]

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Science Fiction Food and Drink

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Inspired by this list of the scariest foods (many of which I’ve eaten, including balot and rocky mountain oysters), I was thinking about scary science fiction foods like those live worms that the Klingons eat and decided to try to think of the really distinctive foods and drinks I’ve come across in science fiction.   Not […]

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Themes in Science Fiction: Cultural Relativism and Absolute Morality

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Does Captain Kirk follow the Prime Directive — not to interfere with a developing alien species, or does he choose to do the right thing as he sees it? Does the team on Stargate: SG1 let the people on an alien world follow their own laws, or try to impose their own moral sensibilities upon […]

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The Path to Science Fiction

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

My parents set up my first science fiction experience.   They called me into the living room when I was about six (1974 give or take) and told me that they had a surprise for me.   They then turned on the TV and there was Star Trek. Little did my parents, or myself, realize what happened […]

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An Alternative to the other Star Trek Future

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Last week I asked whether or not the Star Trek future was possible, the part of the series that postulates human beings can set aside their prejudices, solve their problems with each other to eradicate poverty and war, and to join together to explore the universe. Well, that exploration part is very challenging to do […]

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Is the Star Trek Future Possible?

Monday, April 13th, 2009

For a change, I’m not talking about science here.   I think some of the Star Trek technology will be realized in the future, and some is pure fantasy.   Still, I give them credit for trying on that front.   I just wish they’d avoid the time travel…but I have already digressed. The issue I want to […]

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